London's Air Ambulance chosen as Master's charity
Written by David Worsfold on 16th November 2020
Master David Sales has announced that his charity for the year will be London's Air Ambulance.
The air ambulance delivers advanced trauma teams to seriously ill and injured patients across London, treating an average of five people every day of the year. During daylight hours the teams are flown by helicopter and in the evening they travel in one of their rapid repsonse vehicles. London's Air Ambulance Charity currently runs two helicopters and five rapid response vehicles. It has remained fully operational throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, actually expanding its capacity in April to help ease the pressure on other NHS emergency services.
"Many people owe their lives to the tremendous work of the air ambulance teams", said Mr Sales.
"I wanted to support a charity that was specific to London because that is where the vast majority of our members, their families and their colleagues live and work. It is so important for people in London to have this vital service.
"As an aviation insurance broker I have seen the work they do and am full of admiration for them. I've seen how it helps Londoners and I want the WCI to help them. Like so many charities London's Air Ambulance has seen its fundraising programme curtailed this year so everything we raise for them will be more appreciated than ever".
The charity has had to suspend all its public fundraising activities, pot collections and non-essential meetings if social distancing guidance cannot be followed. It has also closed its shop at The Royal London Hospital.
The first WCI event in support of the Master's charity will be the Virtual Christmas Quiz on 10 December.
For further information about the work of London's Air Ambulance visit its informative website.